Accession Number : ADA115743

Title :   A Safety Appraisal of the Air Traffic Control System.

Corporate Author : FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION INC ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA115743

Report Date : 29 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : In August 1981, the FAA Administrator, Lynn Helms, requested the Flight Safety Foundation to evaluate the safety of the U.S. Air Traffic Control system during the period following the August 3 strike to air traffic controllers. The evaluatin was to provide the Administrator with an independent and objective appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing air traffic control system during the period of approximately late-August to mid December 1981, and to inform the Administrator of the findings of this appraisal as the developed. Presented in the following pages are the results of this 120-day appraisal conducted by the Flight Safety Foundation. Factors examined pertained to safety, management, fatigue, morale, and rehiring.

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Aviation safety, Operational effectiveness, Air traffic controllers, Task forces, Pilots, Collision avoidance, Trafficability

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE